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Games Thirst Review: Brink

Entering into a packed first person shooter genre is not easy, especially if you are not doing something different, but Splash Damage has set out to do something different with Brink. Instead of making a single player campaign and a multiplayer mode, they have decided to combine the two into a team focused, action filled game. You choose between the Resistance, who wants to escape from the Arch, or Security, who wants to protect the Arch. Once you choose a side you can either play offline with bots, or online. You will play through the single player levels facing off against the opposite faction to complete tasks or to prevent others from completing tasks.

Games Thirst Review: Killzone 3 – Never A Dull Moment

by Ernice Gilbert on February 27th, 2011, under Guerrilla Games, Hot, News, Sony

In an industry that is overrun by first person shooters, all of which are trying hard to create their own personal space in the market, or like many would say, grab ‘piece of the pie’, the shooter being developed must be topnotch in order to standout. One cannot simply embark on a mission to develop a fps similar to the COD franchise and expect to get stellar results. You Must be different. Gladly, the Killzone franchise from the start, has managed to set itself apart from the rest by not only giving you a totally different feel and environment, but the franchise is also the best in its class when it comes to visuals, groundbreaking sound and masterful set pieces. It’s a tradition that really came into its own when Killzone 2 was released, and if you’ve yet to pick up Killzone 3 your next stop should be the closest GameStop, because Guerrilla Games not only continued the tradition of excellence with the third installment, they’ve completely outdone themselves.

Games Thirst Review: Dragon Age: Origins (Xbox 360)

by Colton West on January 4th, 2010, under Written Reviews, Xbox 360


Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Edge of Reality
Player(s): Single Player
Genre: RPG, Adventure
Release Date: (NA) November 3, 2009
Platform(s): Xbox 360 (also on PC, PS3)
Rated: Mature

After the major success of Mass Effect, how was BioWare going to bring their great brand of RPG gameplay back to the consoles? Well they answered with Dragon Age: Origins, an RPG of epic proportions that takes everything good about Mass Effect and games like Elder Scrolls and than blends them together.

Games Thirst Review: Shadow Complex (XBLA)

by Colton West on January 4th, 2010, under Written Reviews, Xbox 360


Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Developer(s): Chair Entertainment, Epic Games
Player(s): Single Player
Genre: Action, Sidescroller
Release Date: August 19, 2009
Platform(s): Xbox Live Arcade
Rated: Teen
Price: 1200 Microsoft Points

Can you believe that Chair and Epic Games actually managed to create a 12 dollar arcade game for the 360 that could easily have passed as a full-priced title? Shadow Complex is a fine example of getting a big, big bang for your buck.

Games Thirst Review: New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)

by Colton West on December 30th, 2009, under Nintendo Wii, Written Reviews


Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo EAD Tokyo
Player: (s) 1-4
Genre: Platformer
Release date: (U.S.) Nov. 15th, 2009 (Europe) November 20th, 2009

The story that takes place in New Super Mario Brothers Wii is very straight forward and fits in perfectly with the Super Mario universe. Princess Peach is kidnapped by Bowser once again and Mario, Luigi, and two other worthless toads must work their way through various worlds to get her back. As you can tell, it’s a Mario storyline plain and simple.

Games Thirst Review: Silent Hill Origins (PSP)

by Colton West on December 30th, 2009, under PSP, Written Reviews


Publisher: Konami
Developer: Climax Studios
Player:(s) 1
Genre: Survival Horror
Release Date: (NA) November 6, 2007 (EU) November 16, 2007 (JP) December 6, 2007
Platform:(s) PSP (also on PS2)
Rated: Mature

The horrors of Silent Hill are unleashed in handheld form for the first time. Does the game live up to the previous installments in the series or is this nightmare a dud?

Games Thirst Review: Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 (Xbox 360)

by Colton West on December 30th, 2009, under Written Reviews, Xbox 360


Publisher: Tecmo
Developer: Team Ninja
Player:(s) Offline 1, Online 2-4
Genre: Sports
Release Date: (NA) November 13, 2006 (JP) November 22, 2006 (EU) December 6, 2006
Platform:(s) Xbox 360
Rated: Mature

The beautiful ladies of the Dead or Alive universe hang up their fighting clothes in place of swim suits and head out to Zack Island once again to enjoy another sun-drenched vacation, but is DOAX2 a sizzling-hot experience or a shallow mess?

Games Thirst Review: Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (Wii)

by Colton West on December 30th, 2009, under Nintendo Wii, Written Reviews


Publisher: Capcom
Developer(s): Cavia, Capcom
Player(s): Offline 2
Genre: Rail Shooter
Release Date: (NA) November 13, 2007 (JP) November 15, 2007 (EU) November 30, 2007
Platform(s): Nintendo Wii
Rated: Mature

Capcom decides to take another chance in taking the Resident Evil franchise over to FPS territory like they did in the past with Resident Evil: Survivor and Resident Evil: Dead Aim.

Does it ultimately infect us with it’s gameplay or is it something we should be vaccinated against?

Games Thirst Review: Far Cry 2 (Xbox 360)

by Colton West on December 30th, 2009, under Written Reviews, Xbox 360


Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Player:(s) Offline 1, System Link 2-16, Online 2-16
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Release Date: (NA) October 21, 2008 (EU) October 24, 2008
Platform:(s) Xbox 360 (also on PS3, PC)
Rated: Mature

Far Cry 2 was highly anticipated with the promise of a powerful, open-ended experience in the beautiful landscapes of Africa. Does it live up to what we were promised?

Games Thirst Review: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Xbox 360)

by Colton West on December 30th, 2009, under Written Reviews, Xbox 360


Publisher: Activision
Developer: Infinity Ward
Player: (s) 1-4 Offline, 2-18 Online
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Release Date: (NA) November 6, 2007 (EU) November 9, 2007 (AUS) November 7, 2009
Platforms: Xbox 360 (also on PC, PS3, Wii, Mac)
Rated: Mature

What could possibly be said about Call of Duty 4 that hasn’t already been said? It was the first game in the franchise to break away from it’s World War 2 roots and put us in the face of a fictional war in modern times. It is also the first ‘CoD’ game to be rated ‘M’ rather then ‘T’.

Games Thirst Review: Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (Xbox 360)

by Colton West on December 29th, 2009, under Written Reviews, Xbox 360


Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Capcom
Player: (s) 1 locally, 2-16 online
Genre: Action, Third-person Shooter
Release Date: (NA/EU) January 12, 2007 (JP) December 21, 2006
Platform: Xbox 360 (also on PS3, PC)

Lost Planet is definitely not a game you want to play on a cold day as it will bring you into a world of harsh conditions and weather the likes of which only Santa has seen and I guess anyone living in the North.

Lost Planet takes place in a year known as T.C. -80 on a planet called E.D.N. III. Earth become uninhabitable due to pollution, global warming and war. The planet is home to an alien race known as the ‘Akrid’ which is the source of precious thermal energy due to the alien’s ability to generate this substance within their bodies. So it seems like Capcom knows what we need to do when 2012 comes around. Just equip everyone with mechs, snow suits, and weapons, then ship us all off to a frozen, alien-inhabited planet somewhere in space! Suddenly the apocalypse seems a whole lot better.

Games Thirst Review: Resident Evil 5 (Xbox 360)

by Colton West on December 29th, 2009, under Written Reviews, Xbox 360


Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Capcom
Player:(s) Offline 1-2, Online 1-2
Genre: Survival Horror
Release Date: (NA) March 13, 2009 (JP) March 5, 2009 (PAL) March 13, 2009
Platform:(s) Xbox 360 (also on PS3, PC)
Rated: Mature

Resident Evil 5 is a game I have been meaning to review for a long time now since I have a lot to say about it. Keep in mind that I am a huge fan of the franchise and have been since the original game’s release in 1996.

This game features series veteran Chris Redfield as he is deployed to Kijuju, Africa to join his new partner Sheva Alomar as they attempt to capture a man named Ricardo Irving who is attempting to sell a bio weapon on the black market. As the story begins, they quickly realize that something is going terribly wrong in the town.

Games Thirst Review: Ninety-Nine Nights (Xbox 360)

by Colton West on December 29th, 2009, under Written Reviews, Xbox 360


Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Designer: (s) Q Entertainment, Phantagram
Player: (s) 1
Genre: Role-playing
Release Date: (U.S.) August 15, 2006 (Japan) April 20, 2006 (European) September 1, 2006
Rating: Mature

When Ninety-Nine Nights was first announced back in 2006, screenshots were released depicting massive armies ranging in numbers of up to 100 troops on-screen at the same time and let me tell you, I was pumped. Did it deliver on this promise however? Read on to find out.

Games Thirst Review: Call of Duty: World at War (Xbox 360)

by Colton West on December 29th, 2009, under Written Reviews, Xbox 360


Publisher: Activision
Developer: Treyarch
Player:(s) 1-4 Offline, 2-18 Online
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Release Date: (NA) November 11, 2008 (EU) November 14, 2008 (AUS) November 12, 2008
Platform:(s) Xbox 360 (also on PC, PS3, Wii)
Rated: Mature

Here we go again. Back to the era of the second world war and a step backwards when compared to the hugely successful Call of Duty 4 right? Well, maybe not.

Games Thirst Review: Super Smash Brothers Brawl (Wii)

by Colton West on December 29th, 2009, under Nintendo Wii, Written Reviews


Publisher: Nintendo
Developer(s): Sora, Game Arts
Player(s): Offline 1-4, Online 1-4
Genre: Fighting
Release Date: (NA) March 9, 2008 (EU) June 27, 2008 (JP) January 31, 2008
Platform(s): Wii
Rated: Teen

Super Smash Brothers: Brawl takes everything that made the first two entries in the series great and multiplies them several times over in one of gaming’s most entertaining fighting games.

What exactly makes “Brawl” one of the best fighting games of any generation? Well name any other title in history where you can see Sonic the Hedgehog battle it out against Solid Snake from the Metal Gear series. You can’t think of one can you?